This is Our House: House Music, Cultural Spaces and Technologies by Hillegonda C. Rietveld

Rietveld, Hillegonda C. This is Our House: House Music, Cultural Spaces and Technologies. Brookfield, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 1998.

Based on her PhD dissertation, This is Our House is an ethnographic study of how house music has developed and changed from its origins as music for gay African Americans in Chicago to its importation to England and the Netherlands, where the audiences are quite different and the music has changed as a result of the different socio-cultural environment. She also looks at the ways in which DJs and technology has shaped how the music is experienced. Even transporting the music from Chicago to New York has changed it in the sense that New York house tended to be slower, less tracky, and less influenced by Italo disco than its Chicago counterpart.

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djdiscipleoldschool by DJ Disciple

Banks, David. djdiscipleoldschool. http://djdiscipleoldschool.blogspot.com/

This blog contains the reminisces of DJ Disciple’s career as a DJ. The blog contains only two entries thus far, one some press on his 1999 residency at Motor in Detroit. The other entry, more relevant for our purposes, is his memories of the 1988-1990 period in New York City. Disciple shares his memories of spinning on 91.5 FM, WNYE; the Choice, Wild Pitch, Zanzibar, and his overall feelings about the house music and the scene of that period. The post also contains flyers from parties DJ Disciple spun at during that period.

The Choice Revoice by Richard Vasquez and Eduardo Rossell

Vasquez, Richard, and Eduardo Rossell. The Choice Revoice. http://thechoicerevoice.blogspot.com/

Created to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of The Choice, this blog was supposed to chronicle the party’s history and host mixes from the party. Unfortunately there are only four posts on the blog, two about the party’s history and two mixes. The two posts about the party details the first few parties at the original location on 2nd Street between Bowery and Second Avenue and the circumstances which forced Vasquez to move the party to the space in which David Mancuso held The Loft on 3rd Street between Avenues C and D after the floor started to collapse during a party.

The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries by Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton

Brewster, Bill, and Frank Broughton. The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries. New York, NY: Black Cat, 2010.

A collection of interviews with DJ’s by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton, authors of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, some of which originally appeared on their website, djhistory.com, which offers insight into the evolution of the DJ. Interviews that are particularly relevant to NYC house music history includes David Mancuso, Francois Kevorkian, Frankie Knuckles, DJ Pierre, David Morales, and Louie Vega.